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Why we fight

Author: Roy AckermanNicholas FraserHans Robert EisenhauerEugene JareckiSusannah ShipmanAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Documentary films
Films for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Ackerman; Nicholas Fraser; Hans Robert Eisenhauer; Eugene Jarecki; Susannah Shipman; Etienne Sauret; May Ying Welsh; Brett Wiley; Robert Miller, (Composer); Nancy C Kennedy; John McCain; Gore Vidal; John S D Eisenhower; Dan Rather; Mary Jane Robinson; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Charlotte Street Films.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Arte (Firm); Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 142480356X 9781424803569
OCLC Number: 66903129
Language Note: English dialogue, with optional French, Spanish, or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Premiered January 2005 at the Sundance Film Festival. Limited release in the United States January 20, 2006.
Special features include: extra scenes; extended character featurettes; filmmaker TV appearances : The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose; audience Q & A with filmmaker; filmmaker audio commentary with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Executive producers, Roy Ackerman, Nick Fraser, Hans Robert Eisenhauer ; camera, Etienne Sauret, May Ying Welsh, Brett Wiley ; music, Robert Miller ; editor, Nancy Kennedy.
Performer(s): Interviews with Senator John McCain, Gore Vidal, John S.D. Eisenhower, Dan Rather ; field correspondents, Mary Jane Robinson, May Ying Welsh.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize - Documentary (Eugene Jarecki), 2005.
Sundance Film Festival, 2005: Grand Jury Prize.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for disturbing war images and brief language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col.with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features: Anamorphic widescreen --
Extra scenes --
Extended character featurettes --
Filmmaker TV appearances: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ; Charlie Rose --
Audience Q & A with filmmaker --
Filmmaker commentary with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson --
Theatrical trailer --
Language: English 5.1 Dolby digital --
Subtitles: French, Spanish, Portuguese.
Other Titles: Storyville (Television program)
Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film in association with BBC Storyville/Arte/CBC ; produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman ; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki.

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Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.

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